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Updated: November 10, 2020
Pulitzer Amsterdam – Atmospheric historic hotel in the heart of the Canal Belt.
This boutique hotel stretches across twenty-five interlinked seventeenth-century canal houses and is named after the original owner, the relative of the Pulitzer Prize founder. The interior is a careful blend of original features such as historic beamed ceilings, maze-like passages and fireplaces, antiques, and contemporary art and design. Each room is uniquely styled, but all rooms come in muted shades of blue, yellow, or purple and with custom-made 1930s style drinks trolleys with cocktail mixing facilities. Marble bathrooms feature rain showers (some also have tubs and quirky porthole windows) and Le Labo products. An efficient concierge service, excellent on-site dining, and an iconic bar are extra perks.
Pulitzer Amsterdam – Location
- Address: Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam. Map.
- Nearest Tram: Westermarkt.
- Area: Wonderfully central, overlooking Prinsengracht canal in the Unesco-protected Canal Belt, and part of the hip Nine Streets neighborhood. Numerous boutiques, bars, and dining options nearby. Lively Jordaan district, Anne Frank House, and Dam Square are just a few minutes on foot, and the Museum Quarter is 10 minutes away by bike or tram. The nearest tram stop, Westermarkt, is 2 minutes’ walk away, with convenient connections to the Medieval Centre and Centraal Station.
- How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #13 to the Westermarkt stop.
- Handy to: Anne Frank House, Nine Streets, historic canal ring, Dam Square.
Pulitzer Amsterdam – The Basics
- Ages: Most guests tend to be couples on a romantic break, but families with children are made to feel welcome.
- View: Over half of the 225 rooms overlook Prinsengracht canal; the rest come with garden or courtyard views.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pool/jacuzzi.
- Laundry: In-room laundry service.
- Extras: Rooms come with bicycle repair puncture kits. The hotel runs its own 75-minute canal tours in their classic 1909 saloon boat (€38 per person).
- When to Book: Reserve 3 months in advance for the mid-March to mid-May tulip season, the July-August high season, and the Christmas-New Year period.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: 020-523-5235
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: pulitzeramsterdam.com
Pulitzer Amsterdam – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa, but in-room massages and beauty treatments can be arranged.
- Fitness Center: There’s a compact fitness center kitted out with TechnoGym equipment.
- For Disabled Guests: One room is adapted for guests with limited mobility.
- For Families: Children are welcome, though negotiating the stairs with a pram can be tricky. Children under 3 stay for free, there are activity books for toddlers, Amsterdam travel diaries for older children, and a children’s menu at Jansz. restaurant. Babysitting services can be arranged at extra charge.
Pulitzer Amsterdam – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Open from 11am until late, Jansz. serves elegant, globally-inspired dishes such as beef tartare, dover sole meunière, burrata and Caesar salads, and cheeseburgers. Dinner reservations recommended. $$$. • Open all day, Pause at Pulitzer is a garden café serving breakfast, coffee, and light bites. $$.
- Lounge/Bar: Gentleman’s club-style Pulitzer’s Bar is a local institution, renowned for its classic cocktails. Features numerous wines by the glass.
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. A generous breakfast spread of locally sourced products costs €28 per person and is served at Pause between 7am and 11am. Eggs done to order, pancakes, and omelets cost extra.
- Room Service: Room service is available around the clock from Jansz.
Pulitzer Amsterdam – Rooms
- Room Types: Cosy Room • Classic Room • Generous Room • Family Room • Suite • Grand Suite • Luxury Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Pulitzer is 100% smoke free.
- Best Room: It’s hard to go wrong with a Canal View room in any size category. Of the 4 themed suites, the Art Collector’s Suite is particularly splendid, its collection of original paintings and sculptures rivaling that of the city’s museums, though the Pulitzer Suite, with its original chandeliers and free-standing tub, is the most romantic of the rooms.
- For Families: There is a family suite, 4 family rooms, and 8 interconnecting rooms.
Pulitzer Amsterdam – Local Transport
- Walking: Right in the Nine Streets shopping neighborhood, less than 10 minutes’ walk to the Royal Palace and Dam Square, and a 20-minute stroll to the Museum Quarter.
- Tram: From the nearby Westermarkt stop, trams run to Centraal Station via the Medieval Centre. To head south towards Leidseplein and the Museum Quarter, catch a tram from the nearby Dam stop.
- Taxis: Taxis and Uber charge around €35 from the airport to the hotel. Within the city, Uber rides cost around half of taxi fares. It’s often quicker to walk, cycle, or jump on a tram.
Pulitzer Amsterdam – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Gs Brunch Boat – The world’s only brunch boat sets sail year round from Keizersgracht 177. Extensive menus are accompanied by mimosas and bloody marys, together with an hour and a half’s Amsterdam canal tour. Start location: 3-minute walk.
- Secret Food Tours – Sample raw herring, stamppot, stroopwafel, pancakes, and more on this walking tour of traditional Dutch food hotspots. Meet at the Anne Frank House. 3-minute walk.
- Jewish History Amsterdam – Themed walking tours of Jewish Amsterdam; tours of the western canal ring typically start at the Anne Frank House. Start location: 3-minute walk.
- Lovers Canal Cruises – Hour-long small boat canal cruises depart from the dock near the Anne Frank House. Start location: 3-minute walk.
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Bistro Bij Ons – Homestyle Dutch dishes such as stamppot (potatoes mashed with sausages and vegetables) and poffertjes (pancakes with butter and sugar). 1-minute walk.
- Koh-I-Noor – Established Indian restaurant specializing in tandoori dishes and curries. 2-minute walk.
- Restaurant De Struisvogel – Basement restaurant specializing in French-inspired dishes. 4-minute walk.
- Spanjer en van Twist – Frequently changing, internationally inspired menu, excellent apple tart, and a great canal-side terrace for people-watching. 5-minute walk.
- Pancake Bakery – Traditional Dutch pancakes with sweet and savory toppings cooked in an open kitchen opposite the Anne Frank House. 5-minute walk.
- Bar Brasserie OCCO – Modern European dishes plus excellent gin-based cocktails. 6-minute walk.
- Vinkeles – Michelin-starred French fine dining inside an atmospheric 18th-century bakery. Reserve well ahead. 6-minute walk.
- Haesje Claes – Low ceilings, dark-wood furniture, and Dutch classics – from smoked fish platters to stamppot (potatoes mashed with vegetables). 7-minute walk.
- Lucius – Local institution, popular as ever after 4 decades. Expect refined seafood dishes, from the pike the restaurant is named after to steamed razor clams with chili. Reservations advised. 7-minute walk.
- Breda – One for special occasions. Multi-course, seasonal lunch and dinner menus by some of the city’s most creative chefs, plus 15 wines by the glass. Reservations essential. 7-minute walk.
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Cafe ‘t Smalle – 18th-century jenever distillery turned beautiful brown café, with porcelain beer pumps and appealing riverside terrace. 5-minute walk.
- De Doffer – Informal 70’s-style café and bar, popular with students and artists. Inexpensive beer and food. 6-minute walk.
- De Admiraal – Amsterdam’s largest traditional tasting house, with 16 jenevers and 60 liqueurs. 7-minute walk.
- Café Hoppe – Centuries-old, wood-paneled brown café attached to a modern pub with terrace. 8-minute walk.
- Café de Vergulde Gaper – Former apothecary turned popular canal-side bar, with vintage posters and a sunny terrace. Good for a coffee, beer, burger, or light lunch. 8-minute walk.
- ‘t Arendsnest – Dutch beer only: almost 200 bottled brews and 30 on tap. Choose between the canal-side terrace or the gorgeous brown café interior, complete with copper jenever boilers. 9-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Amsterdam Watch Company – Sells exclusive handmade watches by the likes of Christiaan van der Klaauw; old watches are restored here. 2-minute walk.
- Mendo – Books on art, design, photography, and architecture. 4-minute walk.
- The Darling – Quirky, funky, locally-designed clothes and accessories for women. 5-minute walk.
- Denham the Jeanmaker – Flagship menswear store selling jeans, jackets, and knitwear; the women’s branch is around the corner. 5-minute walk.
- Marie Stella Maris – Local, sustainable brand of beauty products, with part of the proceeds donated to clean water projects worldwide. 6-minute walk.
- Puccini Bomboni – Some of Amsterdam’s best handmade chocolates. One of three branches. 6-minute walk.
- Reypenaer Cheese Tasting – Browse through the cheeses in the shop above or descend into the cellar to taste 6 of the offerings (book ahead). 6-minute walk.
- Amsterdam Duck Store – Nothing but rubber ducks here, from classic yellow to Batman, S&M, and Game of Thrones ducks. 7-minute walk.
- Scotch & Soda – Chic street wear for men and women from the Amsterdam fashion label gone global. Lots of denim. 8-minute walk.
Nearby Market or Grocery
- Marqt – Well-stocked supermarket. 5-minute walk.
Pulitzer Amsterdam – The Hotel
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